Jeffrey Sachs writes,
The Millennium Development Goals are the world’s agreed goals to cut poverty, hunger, and disease. Established in 2000, their targets were to be met by 2015. We are now at the halfway point. So far, despite endless words about increasing aid to poor countries, the rich G-8 countries are reneging on their part of the bargain.
The “world’s agreed goals”? There are 54 goals and 449 interventions specified to reach the Millennium Development Goals. Anything with 54 goals has been designed for failure.
By the way, if you haven’t read Norman Cohn’s The Pursuit of the Millennium, you have a treat in store.